Marriage Equality Round-Up – April 17th

Written by scott on April 17th, 2016

Here’s our daily round-up of the marriage equality / LGBT rights stories from all around the internet. If we missed anything, let us know. Enjoy!

COMMENTARY: You have to choose. It’s just a phase. Once you’re in a committed relationship, you’re no longer bisexual. You’re just confused. I came out as bisexual when I was 15, and although my family and friends understood, others told me what we all hear. full story

NATURE: Two male lions have been caught on film in an amazing display of mating by a photographer. full story

AUSTRALIA: Australia’s first ever exclusively LGBT fertility center has opened, offering donor insemination, IVF, donor egg and sperm programs, egg and sperm freezing, and surrogacy services. full story

USA: Transgender advocates are growing impatient with the ongoing review of the U.S. military’s ban on openly trans service, which continues to lag at the Pentagon. full story

USA, GEORGIA: Amid widely publicized complaints about ill-treatment of transgender inmates in Georgia prisons, federal officials have begun an investigation into the treatment of LGBTUQA inmates generally in the state’s prisons. full story

USA, KANSAS: Protesters lined up Friday in front of the Statehouse in Topeka to pressure Kansas legislators not to pass a law similar to those recently passed in Mississippi and North Carolina. full story

Topeka Protest

USA, MISSISSIPPI/NORTH CAROLINA: Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza has signed an executive order banning non-essential, city-funded travel to North Carolina and Mississippi because of discriminatorylaws passed there. full story

USA, NORTH CAROLINA: North Carolina state Representative Billy Richardson wrote an op-ed calling for the repeal of the state’s new law, HB2. ‘Since our hasty vote on HB2, I have been haunted by the fact that in one rushed action, I undermined a lifetime of fighting against those who would demonize a group of citizens to gain political advantage and to advance an unjust agenda.’ full story

USA, NORTH CAROLINA: Stephen Curry, the NBA’s current reigning MVP (most valuable player), has spoken out against North Carolina’s anti-LGBT HB2. full story

Stephen Curry

 

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